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Women in FinTech Global Initiative

The Women in FinTech Global Initiative is aimed at bringing more female entrepreneurs to the UK and to help make the UK’s FinTech ecosystem more diverse. Click through to learn more and register your interest.

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DIT Upcoming Webinars

DIT's free webinars are delivered by experts from both private and public sector organisations. The webinar topics range in export experience from never exported to experienced exporter. Click through to see what is on offer.

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Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) Events

Attending overseas trade shows can promote your business overseas. Exporters can attend TAP's selected events, and get financial support in the shape of a grant to offset some costs.

Global

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The UK at Beijing Expo 2019

The UK will be participating in China's Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition in 2019 (29 April – 7 October), the largest Expo of its kind focused on green living, sustainability and horticulture, with 16 million visitors to the 500-hectare site expected across 6 months.

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Paris Air Show

The 53rd bi-annual Paris International Air Show will take place on 17 – 23 June 2019 and will once again bring together the key players in the aerospace industry. The DIT stand will showcase UK capabilities across the whole aircraft, highlighting the UK’s position as a world-leader in aerospace.

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You Can Export: How to Thrive at Exhibitions

Taking a stand at a trade show or exhibition costs money and is a collection of many different opportunities in a short space of time. To capitalise requires expertise many companies could not be expected to have. Our international experts are on hand to help North West businesses.

Accrington

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Energy Exports Conference

The Energy Exports Conference (EEC) is a major new event opening in Aberdeen this summer, aimed at supporting the UK supply chain to export its products, services and expertise into global markets. Click through to learn more.

Aberdeen

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Pitching and Networking Masterclass and Networking Lunch

Join the Department for International Trade in the East of England and Nick Looby from Feet on the Ground for an interactive workshop to help you make a lasting impression on those you meet in all environments. Following the workshop there will be a networking lunch where you can widen your connections with like minded professionals.

Hatfield

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Doing business in Germany

Are you thinking about doing business with or in Germany? You may already be exporting to Germany or perhaps with current Brexit uncertainties, are considering your strategic options for Europe. 

The Department for International Trade North West are offering a chance to hear first-hand about the business opportunities available from Michael Kordus, Western Europe for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany, along with other speakers.

Haydock

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You Can Export: Online Marketing to Maximise Export Sales

On their computer. On their smartphone. On their tablet. Ask any hugely successful North West business, the secret to marketing your product or service is being everywhere your customers are – and once you reach them, you have to serve content that meets their needs and expectations.

St Helens

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Doing Business in Australia 1-2-1 meetings

Do you need advice on your export strategy to Australia?

The Department for International Trade Southwest are holding 1-2-1 appointments with Australian Solicitor Julian Gyngell on 20 June 2019 at Leigh Court, Bristol.

Bristol

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You Can Export - Agent & Distributor Management

The aim of this workshop is to help companies make informed decisions about appropriate routes to market based on the issues that are most important to them. It also helps delegates understand and plan how to use multiple routes, for example online sales, e-commerce marketplaces and locally-based agents or distributors. Click through to register for this event in the Southwest.

Gloucester

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Market Selection Clinic - Hereford & Worcestershire

Are you frustrated by ad hoc enquiries from all over the world?

Would you like to start selling overseas but have no idea where to start?

Book a 1:1 clinic with Frances Long, a specialist in export market research and selection, who will help you to prioritise overseas markets using a software tool and market data to identify which markets around the world you should be targeting.

Click through to find out more and book a meeting.

Worcester

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YOU CAN EXPORT: Introduction to International Trade

 

Please note this is a practical event aimed at North East based businesses interested in trading internationally or wanting to learn more about the service Department for International Trade North East (formerly UKTI North East) provides. 

Middlesbrough

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Fintech Beyond Financial Services: UK Fintech Mission to Spain and Portugal 2019

Madrid

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Fund Forum 2019

Copenhagen

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India Roadshow 2019

An event for UK companies interested in exporting to or investing in India. The Department for International Trade (DIT) is working with Invest India to showcase the opportunities available to UK companies in India within priority sectors. UK businesses will have an opportunity to meet with trade and investment advisors with extensive on-the-ground experience in India.

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Free trade agreements between the UK and Australia and New Zealand

This event will give you an opportunity to gain further business insights into the current trade relationship with Australia and New Zealand and how this could be best supported by future free trade agreements with both countries.

Birmingham

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Global Offshore Wind 2019

Global Offshore Wind is the leading annual global offshore wind conference and exhibition in the UK, and with 150 exhibitors, 2800 attendees, and industry visitors from over 40 countries, it is the perfect opportunity for your company to demonstrate its capability and innovation. As a world leader in offshore wind, the UK has significant strengths to support the development of projects in markets across the globe. Global Offshore Wind 2019 gives the UK a platform to showcase and raise its profile to a global audience. Join DIT at the show and engage in our specialist meet-the-buyer programme which will provide UK companies in the Offshore Wind and Renewables sector with the opportunity to meet Sector Specialists and Commercial Officers.

London

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Business Culture: Middle East

This half day training on Middle East business culture will help you to improve your communication with partners in the region. Knowing your way around the dos and dont’s in business culture will save you from uncomfortable miscommunications.

Birmingham

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ChemSpec Europe

Visit this website to get your access pass: https://www.messe-ticket.de/MBE/ChemspecEurope2019 - free online, charge onsite

Basel

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DIT Trade Mission to Chemspec 2019

The Department of International Trade North West (DIT) is looking to organise a Trade Mission to Chemspec 2019 in Basel from 26th to 27th June 2019. 

Basel

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You Can Export: Agents and Distributors

The use of agents and distributors to enter international markets is common. But is it the best method for North West businesses? And if it is, how can you build and manage a network of these trade multipliers?

Penrith

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Dubai 2020 Catering Open Call

Open call for sponsors, partners and suppliers from the hospitality and food and beverage industries to help deliver the UK Pavilion at World Expo 2020 Dubai.

This is a unique opportunity to supply the UK pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai and put your business at the forefront of Global Britain. Working with us, and with our hospitality partner, Global Infusion Group, to establish a presence at the largest business, economic and cultural event in the world will give you a global platform to gain significant commercial exposure and help the UK create a truly spectacular hospitality presence at World Expo 2020.

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Meet the Buyer: Ghana

Join this free Midlands Engine Meet the Buyer event to meet a group of buyers from Ghana. The event will provide a dynamic and lucrative business environment carefully tailored to create, encourage and facilitate synergies in a series of 1:1 meetings with validated buyers to help you build key relationships which may result in you securing new business.

 

Birmingham

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Setting Up in Germany

Join the Department for International Trade, DIT Germany and Squire Patton Boggs UK and Germany to hear expert insights on doing business and setting up in Germany.

Leeds

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Export Market Research Clinic: July 2019

This 1-2-1 clinic will give you an hour and a half of free, tailored advice with our Export Marketing Research Specialist.

Leicester

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Fashion Meets Food - Franchising Unwrapped (040719)

London

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Caribbean Development Bank Roadshow to the UK

Information session for North West consultants, suppliers and contractors interested in exporting to Caribbean markets.

Manchester

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You Can Export: Import & Export Customs Procedures Update

In this morning seminar with breakfast, join HMRC and the Department for International Trade to hear the latest updates to customs import and export procedures including import duties which may affect your business. Find out how to save time and money by adopting special customs procedures such as customs warehousing and inward and outward processing relief, as well as preparing your business for future scenarios.

Hull

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DIT Masterclass: Researching Export Markets

This free workshop will give you all the information you need to understand the potential for your company overseas.

Nottingham

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You Can Export - Successful Overseas Exhibitions

International exhibitions are often used to develop business opportunities overseas but they can be very expensive in terms of time and budget. This masterclass will help delegates to plan and make the most of international events for their business, as well as offer practical advice to ensure they get value for money from the investment. Delegates will have plenty of opportunity to apply what they learn to their own business.  Run by DIT in the Southwest - click to learn more and register.

Plymouth

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Spotlight on International Trade in the Caribbean

In partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank and the Caribbean Council, the Department for International Trade (DIT) are hosting an exclusive event to showcase business opportunities in the Caribbean markets.

Colleagues from the Caribbean Development Bank will provide details on commercial opportunities available with the Bank and updates on the £300 million UK-Caribbean Infrastructure Fund (UKCIF). Click to register for this event in Bristol in the Southwest.

Bristol

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DIT Masterclass: International E-Commerce

This free workshop will help you to better understand and identify the sales channels and opportunities available to you.

Nottingham

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You Can Export: Introduction to Exporting

Wherever you are on your journey, from securing your first overseas sale to developing a strategy that will help you to grow and succeed, our International experts are on hand to help you.  Our international experts are on hand to help North West businesses.

Chester

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Opportunities with PTTGC, Daelim and Bechtel: UK Export Finance Supplier Fair

PTTGC, Daelim and Bechtel are currently seeking to engage suppliers for the construction of a world-scale petrochemical complex in Ohio. Jointly arranged by UK Export Finance (UKEF) and PTTGC/Bechtel, this event presents an opportunity to meet with representatives from the project to find out how to secure these supply contracts.

London

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You Can Export - International Sales Strategy

The Department for International Trade Southwest are holding this masterclass to provide a core understanding of how to create an export sales strategy, as well as explore strategic export account management. This will give delegates a framework within which to create their plans.

The programme is entirely workshop based, so many of the discussions will take place in groups around the room. This will enable each delegate to test their ideas with the others in the room and pull further ideas from their colleagues.

Bristol

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Digital Trade Advice Clinic: July 2019

Receive 1 hour of tailored advice on the best strategies available for growing globally online.

Leicester

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You Can Export: Export Market Research

Marketing research is the first and one of the most vital steps for any organisation considering entering a new market. This intensive half-day course is an invaluable introduction for North West businesses to the process of planning and conducting marketing research overseas.

Salford

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Selling Online Conference

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Leeds

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Business Culture: Central & Eastern Europe

This half day training on Central & Eastern Europe business culture will help you to improve your communication with partners in the region. Knowing your way around the dos and dont’s in business culture will save you from uncomfortable miscommunications.

Birmingham

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YOU CAN EXPORT: Introduction to International Trade

 

Please note this is a practical event aimed at North East based businesses interested in trading internationally or wanting to learn more about the service Department for International Trade North East (formerly UKTI North East) provides. 

Newcastle upon Tyne

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Meet the Expert: Food & Drink Germany

Book a free online meeting with our Food & Drink expert in Germany where you will learn more about the growth in your sector and receive expert advise on opportunities for your product. 

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Craft Beer Export Meet-Up: Buyers, Digital and Branding

We have invited two international buyers from Spain and Sweden to give you an introduction to the markets and the type of products they’re interested in. Beer sommelier Cheryl Cade will also provide insight into the pairing of beer and food and there will be a number of carefully selected agencies to discuss how they could help you with the branding and digital elements of your business.

Cambridge

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Open call for sponsors and partners for the Red Arrows Tour of North America

DIT are looking for sponsors and partners to help us deliver a stand-out UK presence in North America with the Red Arrows.  Our aim is to use tour to drive significant trade and inward investment for the UK. We aim to highlight the UK a world leading destination for technological innovation, expertise in aerospace, advanced engineering and manufacturing.  Click through to learn more and register your interest.

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You Can Export: Agents and Distributors

The use of agents and distributors to enter international markets is common. But is it the best method for North West businesses? And if it is, how can you build and manage a network of these trade multipliers?

Lancaster

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NHS Innovation Expo 2019

NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo is the UK’s most significant health event of the year. Hosted by NHS England, it unites more than 5,000 visitors from industry, local government and the voluntary sector. It showcases the best of the NHS as a forward-thinking system, staffed by doctors, nurses and managers who welcome innovation in technology because they recognise the difference it will make to their patients’ lives.

Manchester

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You Can Export: Export Market Research

Marketing research is the first and one of the most vital steps for any organisation considering entering a new market. This intensive half-day course is an invaluable introduction for North West businesses to the process of planning and conducting marketing research overseas.

Birkenhead

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YOU CAN EXPORT: Introduction to International Trade

 

Please note this is a practical event aimed at North East based businesses interested in trading internationally or wanting to learn more about the service Department for International Trade North East (formerly UKTI North East) provides. 

Durham

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Digital Trade Advice Clinic: September 2019

Receive 1 hour of tailored advice on the best strategies available for growing globally online.

Leicester

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You Can Export: Protecting your intellectual property

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are valuable assets for your business and it is important that you understand how these can be protected. This half-day workshop aims to give North West businesses an overview of what constitutes intellectual property, the legal frameworks that are in place, the threats from international markets and how you can protect your IPR overseas.

Wigan

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Registration of Interest: Midlands Engine BioHealth Market Visit to Boston and Maryland USA

Join our visit to The MedTech Conference in Boston USA , followed by a trip to the state of Maryland: one of the USA’s largest innovative clusters.

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Export Market Research Clinic: September 2019

This 1-2-1 clinic will give you an hour and a half of free, tailored advice with our Export Marketing Research Specialist.

Leicester

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Registration of Interest: Midlands Engine Market Visit to TRAKO 2019

Join our visit to TRAKO - the largest and most prestigious rail industry meeting in Poland and one of the largest in Central and Eastern Europe

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Business Culture: Germany

This half day training on German business culture will help you to improve your communication with partners in the region. Knowing your way around the dos and dont’s in business culture will save you from uncomfortable miscommunications.

Birmingham

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Law Firms of the Future: UK Legaltech Mission to Spain and Portugal 2019

Madrid

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RVE 2019: Meet the Buyer - Registration of interest

Come along to our free event to hear about our exciting new plans and why you should seriously consider joining with us.

Derby

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Northern Powerhouse Offshore Energy Trade Mission to the Netherlands

Join the Department for International Trade (DIT) for this Northern Powerhouse trade mission to the Netherlands and the Offshore Energy Exhibition 2019 in Amsterdam. This mission is ideal for businesses eager to explore their opportunities in the Dutch market and beyond.

Amsterdam

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Digital Trade Advice Clinic: October 2019

Receive 1 hour of tailored advice on the best strategies available for growing globally online.

Leicester

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Business Culture: China

This half day training on Chinese business culture will help you to improve your communication with partners in the region. Knowing your way around the dos and dont’s in business culture will save you from uncomfortable miscommunications.

Birmingham

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Export Market Research Clinic: October 2019

This 1-2-1 clinic will give you an hour and a half of free, tailored advice with our Export Marketing Research Specialist.

Leicester

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Export Market Research Clinic: November 2019

This 1-2-1 clinic will give you an hour and a half of free, tailored advice with our Export Marketing Research Specialist.

Leicester

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MAPIC

Visit DIT at the UK Lounge and meet the wealth of established brands that exist within the UK’s retail sector, and the innovative services and supply solutions UK designers and experiential companies can offer the international market.

Cannes

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Business Culture: USA

This half day training on American business culture will help you to improve your communication with partners in the region. Knowing your way around the dos and dont’s in business culture will save you from uncomfortable miscommunications.

Birmingham

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Digital Trade Advice Clinic: November 2019

Receive 1 hour of tailored advice on the best strategies available for growing globally online.

Leicester

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BODW 2019

Business of Design Week (BODW) is Asia's leading annual event on design, innovation and brands. As BODW's Partner Country for 2019, the UK will showcase the best of British design and demonstrate our leadership in creative thinking and design management.

Hong Kong

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Export Market Research Clinic: December 2019

This 1-2-1 clinic will give you an hour and a half of free, tailored advice with our Export Marketing Research Specialist.

Leicester

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UK Rail Pavilion at AusRAIL PLUS 2019

UK rail suppliers are invited to sign up to exhibit on a Railway Industry Association (RIA) arranged UK Pavilion at AusRail PLUS 2019 being held in Sydney, Australia.  The pavilion has the support of 12 Department for International Trade (DIT) Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) grants worth £2000 per UK SME company. Download the UK Pavilion at AusRail PLUS flyer for more information.

Sydney, Australia

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Digital Trade Advice Clinic: December 2019

Receive 1 hour of tailored advice on the best strategies available for growing globally online.

Leicester

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Registration of Interest: Midlands Engine Market Visit to CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

Join our visit to CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020, North America’s largest construction exhibition. This event is organised by the East Midlands.

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SXSW 2020

Are you attending SXSW 2020?

Whether you’re looking to return to SXSW or you’re a company interested in attending for the first time, we want you to join the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) at SXSW to get the most from this celebration of the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries in March 2020 in Austin, USA.

SXSW is a world class destination for discovery and offers endless opportunities to foster business development and professional growth alike. The 10-day festival has an estimated 300,000 visitors. From entrepreneurs and investors to cutting-edge digital disruptors – the perfect audience for you to make contacts and demonstrate your company’s creativity, expertise, technology and innovation offering.

Austin

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